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Questions related to the use of the human voice as an instrument (singing).

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Do birth defects in the neck limit the range of some singers?

Some people have a birth defect in their neck, so they can’t bend their head up or down as much as other singers can. Can such singers learn to sing higher pitched notes and lower pitched notes with ...
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Ear training - help recognizing intervals

I've been a guitar player for years - I've done covers so far. But all the covers I've played were taken from online tabs - the reasoning behind this is that I'm absolutely awful at recognizing ...
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Does mixed voice take time to sound better?

I recently found my mixed voice, but it sounds horrendous. It is airy, raspy and weak. Am I stuck with it, or will I see some drastic changes if I keep practicing? It's a bit discouraging because I ...
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Good theory books/guitar/singing books? [closed]

These days I've had to start pushing myself to practice, and the more I practice the more I realize I'm lacking in theory. There's just... So much to learn, that sometimes it can be overwelming. But ...
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What do I need to consider when changing to a Bassist Vocalist from Guitarist Vocalist

I have played the guitar for about 17 years now and I have become quite comfortable with the instrument. I have also been singing for about two years and though its not a very long time, I am okay at ...
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I have a problem with tempo during recordings

This is my first time ever using this site-- But I'm in desperate need for advice. Essentially, I decided to YouTube videos each week to help me stay motivated an practice-- One of the biggest, and ...
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High note =high energy?

Does a higher note always needs more energy to sing than a lower note? Is it possible for a singer to sing a higher note using same energy used to sing a lower note?
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Singing wihout voice

A person sings a song using his mouth, but does not produce a tone, just a whisper. (As an example: students talk with other students in class while teacher is conducting the class. Those students do ...
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I need help with my microphone

I bought a thirty dollar microphone and it works great but there is buzzing. I read online that I might need an audio condenser. I used my phone and the quality is way better than the microphone with ...
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A (classical) voice equivalent to the Henle Difficulty System

(This is my first post here so please be lenient :) ) Background: I am a pianist and recently, I have become a [classical] singer. Recall the Henle 'Levels of Difficulty' rankings for piano pieces, ...
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Should I buy a dedicated microphone for recording?

I am currently using a blue Snowball microphone for most of my recording, although I mainly only use it to talk to other people. When recording stuff like guitars and vocals is it better to buy a ...
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Should I follow my instructor when he says I'm a bass even though I don't like being a bass at all?

It just doesn't add up. I'm still a baritone and I can only hit C4 freely without falsetto with some warmups first but my ciach says I am more at low notes. When I started practicing bass I thought my ...
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Can all songs be transposed to fit any voice type?

Since every voice is different and bridges/tessitura are in different areas can any piece be transposed to fit any voice type? If you have tenor singer "X" who alternates between head and chest voice ...
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Which musical interval is used for questions in English? [closed]

In many human languages, including English, questions are marked with a raised pitch. In some languages, this is pretty much the only way to express that you want to ask a question, but even in ...
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(Singing) Why is low/high larynx bad for your voice?

I heard that using low or high larynx is bad for your voice. But why is this true ? In what way is it bad for your voice? And is there a way to make low or high larynx healthy? Or should you at all ...
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What vocal techniques are used to sing and talk like a girl?

I'm wondering what techniques or training these people went through or use to do these types of voices? Here's the girl voice at 0:40 (it's a guy) then here's a guy singing a duet. Are they using ...
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do singers start modifying all vowels on the same pitch?

When I train my voice and ascending scales I sometimes notice that closed vowels like EE or OO tend to need some modification a few semitones lower than say open vowels like OH and AH. Is this common ...
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Am I stuck like this?

My name is Stavros and I am 16 years old. My voice changed around 12-13 and my voice stopped breaking around 14. I've always wanted to sing. My current range is B1-F#5. However, I flip into falsetto ...
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I have a pretty decent formation on piano and music theory but I find it difficult to perform vocal accompaniments

I have studied classical music for a few years. I have a good understanding of basic harmony and I can play some pieces of acceptable difficulty on the piano (sonatas by Mozart or Beethoven, nocturnes ...
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Why is a passing note easier to sing when descending than ascending?

It seems to me that, when singing a linear three-note figure with a quick passing note, it is much easier to articulate the passing note when the figure is falling than rising, and I'd like to know ...
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What are the typical ranges of voice types?

One of the defining features of voice types are the typical ranges and while not the deciding factor, is a good indicator of what voice type a person is. So what are the typical ranges of the main ...
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What is the best method to being able to sing again?

I used to be able to sing and loved to with all my heart but after having neck surgery in 2007 it caused problems with the one muscle that effects the vocal cord. I've tried many times over the years ...
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Is it possible to remove the center track from a song without making it mono in audacity? [closed]

There is this song that I want to remove the watermark from (Yeah I know you're gonna give me a disclaimer about your lack of responsibility if I violate copyright, but I know that already and am not ...
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How can you use a bass amp as a PA for more than one microphone?

For band practice I'm trying to setup 2 microphones that can amplify our vocals. We have a large bass amp we can use and from what I have read you can use that for vocals. Is there a way to drive two ...
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Breathing problems or lack of training

I started singing again after many years and I noticed that when I sing and breath, I feel so tense in my throat at the same time. I breath from abdomen, but I feel so tense in my chest and throat ...
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Was alto in the past lower in pitch than where they are today?

I wonder why alto clefs are so low that they doesn't seem to match the range of alto(female low voice). Why did J.S. Bach use alto clef so much for the middle part of his fugue? Is it because alto was ...
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Do vocal classifications include head voice and falsetto?

If you are considered a baritone singer, then your vocal range would supposedly be from G2 to G4 but most baritones in pop music use their head voices and go much higher than this. When they say a ...
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If I can sing to D2 what vocal type do I have? [duplicate]

When I train my voice I can sing down to the D below the low E on my guitar (I believe this is D2?). When I sing up I start to modify my vowels around Ab below middle C and I have a vocal break on Eb ...
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Is it possible for a poor singer to become good one? [closed]

Even if its just a gift that someone has beautiful voice , but still is there any slight chance that a poor singer can be good and get a good frequency which pleases and amuses the people ?
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Vocal Cords Catching at Lowest Note

I'm working on increasing my vocal range, and I've gotten to G2 as the lowest note that I can sing clearly and loudly. However, for some reason, whenever I try to sing F2, just one pitch lower, it's ...
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The name of the technique for 'not breathing noisily while singing'?

A family member told me he doesn't like to hear most pop singers because one can hear them taking deep breaths after longer tirades and that is a sign they can't sing properly. He mentioned Andrea ...
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Unmatched note sang in a Chord

In wake me up when september ends, initial chord is G minor and the song starts with a note A..Why is A note used while starting a song on G minor?
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Approach notes on bass guitar clashing with vocal

When I write bass lines, I find that they sound better with approach notes but I also find that sometimes the approach notes clash with or clutter certain run-in vocal phrases that start with a few ...
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Extreme Vocal Problems

So I've been doing false chord vocals for a few years now, and it's become increasingly a problem that I can't get my vocal chords to 'catch', or produce a raspy sound. I used to get the problem when ...
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Do misaligned or missing teeth affect singing negatively?

This is not about a situation where the condition of the teeth cause physical discomfort to the individual nor is it a situation where they are wearing braces or retainers. Do misaligned or missing ...
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harmonizing with 3rd voice

i recorded a vocal for my music and now i want to pitch my vocal to also have a 3rd harmonize vocal. i hear it a lot that people says that 3rd voice is thr best voice and sweetest one for making a ...
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Piano vs singer notes

What pitch does the pianist play for male voice when the score is written in the bass clef.is it that pitch or an octave lower.
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In a TTTTBBBB arrangement, what do you call each group of singers?

I can assume the BBBB can be divided into Baritone I & II and Bass 1 & II, but what about tenors (assuming they’re all tenors and not countertenors)? Is there another name or does it go from ...
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Straying off pitch in acapella

When I sing acapella my voice has a tendency to creep up during the song and I usually end a verse a semitone higher than I started. Is this an issue? Are there any good methods to prevent this?
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Singing standing vs. sitting

To my ears there is a difference in my voice's timbre if i sing sitting down compared to when i sing standing up (i realize this might sound a bit weird). In fact, i like the sound better when sitting ...
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Voice type question [duplicate]

I have a question that's been on my mind a lot.My voice is naturally low.But my vocal range extended from D3-G5 (two years ago) but now it is C3-C6 with a whistle note A#6...What does that make me? I ...
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I can't sing unless I'm singing along to someone else

Around a year ago, I started singing while listening to music in my ears; usually belting out lyrics while having my earbuds at full blast(not literally), but now when I try to sing A-cappella, my ...
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What sort of setup do I need to record reasonable quality singing and guitar playing?

I would like to start recording myself singing on audacity and I know I need a better hardware setup to get reasonable quality recordings, how ever I have no idea where to begin to do this. I am ...
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The role of vocal vibrato in a world where volume and large theatres are not a problem

I have had singing lessons for a while now. My teacher has said on numerous occasions ‘don’t worry about your vibrato, it is fine’. I still have to work the technique don’t get me wrong, but it is ...
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What do these measures mean at the beginning of this choral piece?

The piece is "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen," and it was composed in the 1600s by Michael Praetorius. This score is edited.
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What is the term for multiple simultaneous vocal lines?

Is there a specific term for when a song has different vocalists singing different melodies at the same time? I know that polyphony refers to multiple simultaneous melodies, but is there a term ...
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Should my vocal line leap?

I am currently creating a song, and right now I'm doing the vocal line for a verse. Should vocal lines leap and take big intervals or only small leaps?
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What do crescendo/diminuendo marks mean when no accompanying text?

In the first page we have a solo verse. It starts mpand then builds to mf over one bar. But then in the bottom line we drop to p... But then the bottom line and top of page two we drop and build when ...
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Where to focus my efforts(vocal)? [closed]

Thanks for reading. I'm a beginner and I don't know anything about theory. All I'm doing is trying to imitate and repeat as much as I can. Can someone please tell me how to practice smart and where to ...
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Learn to sing with headphones

I am starting singing lessons. I have noticed that my voice sounds extremely different when I hear a record of myself. Should I mostly train with a microphone and headphone, so that I hear myself the ...